Trust, a social and health agency working with the homeless, assisted people of 15 nationalities in a recent week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In just two days this month 54 people attended a social and health agency premises in Dublin’s Liberties. Trust, a non-denominational, befriending, s(...)

The 10th ecumenical ‘Walk of Light’ involving churches in Dublin takes place on Sunday 23rd November.The walk will begin at 4 pm with prayers in St Ma(...)

‘Seán MacBride  had sent an even more obsequious letter to archbishop McQuaid on his own election to the Dáil.’

It is difficult to believe how much the religious atmosphere of Ireland has changed over the lifetime of many of us. Life itself, of course, has chang(...)

Irish Roots

I saw my first Protestant at the age of 10, when he joined fifth class in St Paul’s National School in Castlerea. After ascertaining that he wasn’t tr(...)

 Emma Smyth of Railway Union who scored in Railway’s defeat of UCD in the second round of the Irish Senior Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After two early season defeats by Hermes and a scoreless draw in the league with Trinity, it looked like Railway Union might take time to find their (...)

Ireland’s only orchestral baroque music festival takes place this weekend in Ardee in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chief O’Neill Traditional Music Festival The celebration of traditional music legend Chief O’Neill takes places in Bantry, West Cork until Sunday, Nov(...)

Belfry Restaurant and Cookery School in the former Knockdrin church

A beautifully restored former Church of Ireland within four miles of Mullingar, Co Westmeath, which has been operating as a restaurant and cookery sch(...)

Getting on: Irish brides and grooms have aged by nearly five years each over the last two decades, according to the  Central Statistics Office (CSO). Photograph: Getty Images.

Irish brides and grooms have aged by nearly five years each over the last two decades while the popularity of civil marriages in the Republic has jump(...)

John Rafter, headmaster to the King’s Hospital, outside   Brooklawn House home.  Rafter is the longest-serving member of staff and a former pupil. Photographs: Alan Betson

Brooklawn, an 18th-century house in Palmerstown in Dublin, on the southern banks of the Liffey, has been home to principals of the King’s Hospital sin(...)

Archbishop Richard Clarke:“there is hopelessness in our land that we must also challenge in the name of Jesus Christ.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Church of Ireland primate has warned against hopelessness in Ireland. Archbishop Richard Clarke said “there is hopelessness in our land that we mu(...)